Perspectives of distance learning: A study of administrators, instructors, and students of the public college system of Newfoundland and Labrador
R. E. Paul Barrett, Memorial University of Newfoundland , Canada
Memorial University of Newfoundland . Awarded
The purpose of this study was to examine the direction of distance learning in the public college system of Newfoundland and Labrador as perceived by administrators, instructors, and students. Data were collected using three methods: (a) interviews, (b) student survey, and (c) Delphi panel. Interviews were conducted with ten persons who had some special knowledge about the direction of distance in the public college system. A random sample of 282 students was selected from the distance learning population of 955 for the 1995–96 academic year. Of these 228 students were surveyed, for a response rate of approximately 81%. The survey presented an opportunity for students to voice their opinions and provide feedback concerning distance learning courses in the public college system. In the Delphi process, a sample of 14 campus administrators was administered a structured questionnaire in two rounds, with results from the first round being used to help achieve convergence in perceptions of the future directions in distance learning. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)
Barrett, R.E.P. Perspectives of distance learning: A study of administrators, instructors, and students of the public college system of Newfoundland and Labrador. Master's thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland. Retrieved March 26, 2019 from https://www.learntechlib.org/p/128936/.
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